Looking for a top ux designer in Raleigh?

The importance of user experience grows as each new generation of online users gains purchasing power. Online users expect intuitive and seamless online experiences, and it is important to find the right companies that can make that happen for your site.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top user experience (UX) agencies in Raleigh. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Raleigh UX Designers

  • 1
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Dreamten is a product design studio based in Raleigh, NC. Founded in 2001, they comprise of fewer than 10 employees that serve startups, mid-market, and enterprise businesses across several industries. They specialize in UX/UI design.

    Clients
    Apple
    Intuit
    Microsoft
    Uservoice
    Notable Project

    Dreamten boosted the digital profile and presence of an anti-slavery nonprofit to connect the client with smaller groups or even individual advocates worldwide. They adjusted its UX, assisted with new website concepts across its landing pages and primary internal systems to build a new homepage that just launched.

    "Three weeks after the homepage launch, year-over-year bounce rates and exit rates decreased by 13% and 16%, respectively."  CEO, Anti-Slavery Nonprofit

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Durham NC

    Thoughtbot is a web and mobile app development company based in Boston, MA with offices in Austin, San Francisco, New York, Raleigh, Washington D.C, and London. Since 2003, this 50+ team has delivered empowering digital solutions to enterprise-level and small companies alike.

    Clients
    LOLA
    LevelUp
    Tile
    Code Climate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thoughtbot’s team helped the client develop a custom software solution aimed at enhancing consumer advocacy. With deliverables mostly on the back-end, the client valued the estimable coding skills, rapid completion time, and commitment to quality.

    “They provide a consistent level of service that I haven’t seen from agencies or even our in-house team. Their engineering standards, development standards, and the way that they have that consistently through their team is very impressive.” – Head of Product, Consumer Interest Nonprofit

  • 3
    $250,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Durham NC

    Mobile application development company WillowTree, Inc. was founded in 2007. With headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., and offices in New York and Durham, N.C., WillowTree has a team of 200+. They offer full-service development for both iOS and Android platforms, including mobile strategy, user experience design, testing, launching, and maintenance. 

    Clients
    AOL
    Time Warner
    Fisher-Price
    Johnson & Johnson
    Industries
    Notable Project

    WillowTree worked with a cinema to maintain an existing mobile app and eventually rebuilt the app, integrated a loyalty program, and made it easy for customers to purchase tickets. The client appreciated WillowTree’s willingness to work with an existing app instead of redeveloping the whole project.

    “The biggest success for us was having WillowTree take over the app. After that, they integrated our entire loyalty program into it, which was already the biggest of its kind in the movie industry.” – Vice President of Media, Cinema

  • 4
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Based in Reston, VA, Savvy Apps is a mobile design and development agency. The team of almost 20 works with businesses of all sizes from innovative startups to Fortune 500 companies.

    Clients
    NFL
    Speek
    PBS
    LifeFuels
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Savvy Apps created an app that connects families with geolocation technology. The client was pleased with Savvy App’s work. Since its launch, the app has about 6,000 users and earned positive media coverage as one of the best family locator apps.

    “I just can't say enough good things about Savvy Apps. I have the highest respect for every single person that I've ever worked with at Savvy Apps. They're just so committed to the project.” – President, Locator App Startup

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Lithios is a mobile and web app development company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. The company was founded in 2014, and they have 11 employees who specialize in mobile app development, UX/UI design, and web development services. They work with mid-market, enterprise, and small businesses.
     

    Clients
    Draft Kings
    Intel
    Coworks
    Notable Project

    Lithios developed an app for a marketplace for refs and leagues. The client already built an API, but needed help creating a mobile app. Lithios worked closely with the client and implemented their design ideas into the app; they used React Native to design the app. After working with the company to develop an MVP, the client received positive feedback. 

    “We’ve received excellent feedback from users on the speed, slickness, and usability of the mobile app. That is a testament to Lithios’ design skills and ability to take our ideas that put them together.” — CTO, Marketplace for Refs and Leagues
     

  • 6
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Apex NC

    Scout is a design studio founded in 2008 and based in Raleigh, N.C. with no more than 10 members. They provide UX/UI design and logo solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large enterprises.

    Notable Project

    Scout provided web and branding solutions for a venture-funded software company. The company was looking to outsource design solutions for UX/UI and web purposes. The company was satisfied with Scout’s work.

    “Their attention to detail in their designs was impressive.” - Former CPO, Venture-Funded Software Company

  • 7
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Durham NC

    Located in Durham, NC, Caktus Group is a full service development and consulting firm with around 25 employees. Founded in 2007, Caktus Group works closely with clients to create, develop, and launch custom applications. With a background in Django, Python, RapidSMS and RapidPro, Caktus Group helps clients with their web development, mobile app development, and custom software development needs.

    Clients
    MDC
    Inc.
    Discovery Communications
    CustomMade
    Notable Project

    Caktus Group worked with a research consortium to modernize its online presence by creating a Django-based website built to grow with developing business needs.  

    "They've been very flexible, as our business needs have changed." – Manager of Information Systems & Technology, Research Consortium 

  • 8
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Durham NC

    DesignHammer is a development agency based in Durham, N.C. They have a team of around 15 employees and were founded in 2001. They provide web development, web design, and SEO services. 

    Clients
    Duke University
    Association Executives of North Carolina
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DesignHammer analyzed a business management association's existing website and made key recommendations for improving its performance. They provided guidance on restructuring and organizing content on the site. Their work delighted the client and has continued to help as the business grows. 

    "They’ve been a tremendous partner, continuing to work with us as our business evolves." – CEO & Executive Director, Business Management Association

  • 9
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Elevated Third is a Denver-based Drupal web development agency. Founded in 2005, Elevated Third has a team of about 30 that works with organizations ranging from small nonprofits to large Fortune 500 companies. They also assist with web design, digital strategy, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Comcast
    Sprint
    Dish Network
    University of Colorado
    Industries
    Notable Project

    From December 2016 to May 2017, Elevated Third worked with an enterprise software company to update its corporate website. The client needed to scale and better present its work portfolio online. Elevated Third was responsible for strategy, design, and frontend and backend development. The client was impressed with Elevated Third’s helpfulness, even when the challenges extended beyond the project’s original scope.

    “During the launch of our website, we had some unforeseen complications with our web server. Elevated Third stepped in, even when they weren’t contracted to do so, to solve it.” – Director of Marketing, Enterprise Software Company

  • 10
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Holly Springs NC

    RoleModel Software is a custom software development agency with headquarters in Holly Springs, N.C., and an office in Rochester, N.Y. Since 1997, their team of 18 has assisted in providing web development, web design, and mobile app development expertise to a wide range of clients in industries such as manufacturing, business services, and health care.

    Clients
    Lifeway
    Sayfa Systems Group
    Rapidair Products
    Industries
    Notable Project

    RoleModel Software was tasked by a higher education company to develop two web applications for their platform. The company also had RoleModel Software modify their mobile app using Ruby on Rails stack. RoleModel Software's services allowed the company to work more efficiently with updated functions. 

    "Everything met or exceeded our expectations. From the person leading the project down to the individual developers, communication overall was very good." – IT Manager, Higher Education Company

  • 11
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Vapoware, Inc. is a software agency based in Raleigh, N.C. and founded in 2013. They have a team of 8 employees who specialize in UX/UI design, web development, and mobile app development for small business and midmarket clients.

    Clients
    Scoutr
    Whoa
    Evalus
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vaporware, Inc. built a web app for a local art and music space. They used Ruby on Rails to build the application, which would serve as an event calendar, member directory, and online radio. The clients were happy with the quality of the work.

    “Vaporware has been very forthright regarding feedback for our work. They have very good insight, so they've helped us stay on track.” – Founding Partner, Art and Music Space
     

  • 12
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Durham NC

    Headquartered in Durham, NC, CrossCom is a mobile and web development company. The team of 15+ employees specializes in development for web, native, iOS, Android, and cloud-based apps. Founded in 1998, CrossCom serves mostly small and mid-market businesses in the business services, consumer products, and health care and medical industries.

    Clients
    Forbes
    Martha Stewart Living
    NBCUniversal
    LG
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CrossCom developed an iOS app for cancer patients that helps them record symptoms and remember to take medications. The app also displays the data in graphs so doctors can track symptoms and medication over time.

    “Their [CrossCom’s] method of listening first and asking questions continued from our first meeting. If they see a better way to go about something, they present it as an option, rather than changing what we’re doing.” – Associate Professor, University Cancer Institute.

  • 13
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Chapel Hill NC

    Techverx is a software development firm that has been offering web development, mobile app development, and custom software development to their mid-market, small business, and enterprise clients in the hospitality and leisure, gaming, and advertising and marketing industries since 2010. Their 50 employees are based out of their Lahore office.

    Clients
    Kickfurther
    MentorCity
    DrivingLoyalty
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Techverx recently completed web development for an invoicing database. They crafted a new invoicing database WordPress site for the client. 

    “The website generates income that far exceeds whatever their monthly recurring costs are. The work Techverx has done makes money for our business. A lot of our services are a tad complex, but their team has been working well through all of those in the past three years.” - President, Invoicing Database

  • 14
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Durham NC
    Small mobile application development firm Linker Logic Technologies, is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Launched in 2014, the team offers mobile app development, ux/ui design, custom software development, application management & support, and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A tennis startup hired Linker Logic Technologies to build out the UI for his platform. They built out the entire platform, transforming the dream into a reality.

    "The workflow was extremely effective. The response time was immediate and I never had to wait to hear back."

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Collab is a software consulting firm with about 5 employees which was founded in 2019. Based out of Raleigh, N.C., they provide a wide variety of services mostly to small businesses, the main ones being UX/UI design, mobile app development, web design, and custom software development.  

    Clients
    DigiHome
    Notable Project

    Collab assisted a consultancy with its own client on the matter of mobile app development. Their team handled the entire design and development portion of the work, creating an intuitive and seamless user experience for the end client. 

    "I was impressed with their creativity, and how they took the idea and ran with it." – Principal, Consultancy

  • 16
    $75,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Charlotte NC

    Dualboot Partners is a product design and software engineering company founded in Raleigh, N.C. in 2018 with over 50 professionals. They offer custom software development and application testing solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    DebtBook
    PetScreening
    MyWorkChoice
    Notable Project

    Dualboot Partners provided web and e-commerce development solutions for a baby products retailer. The retailer had the site designed by Dualboot Partners with a complete e-commerce solution. Dualboot Partners’ assistance improved uptime for the site and increased overall sales.

    “We have been impressed with their responsiveness.” - Founder & CEO, Baby Products Retailer

  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Thompson & Prince is a design agency founded in 2018 run by a team of fewer than 10. They are headquartered in New York, with an office in Raleigh, N.C. They offer branding, web design, and logo services to clients from industries such as business services, consumer products & services, and IT. Their branding services revolve around brand messaging, brand strategy, and naming.

    Clients
    Human Results
    Google
    Allied American
    AeroSafe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Thompson & Prince built a modern website for a B2B brand marketing consultancy. Thompson & Prince based the design of the site on the specifications and style requested by the consultancy.

    "They were able to hit the design bullseye quickly and painlessly, requiring no hand-holding to get the job done. That ability is worth its weight in gold for someone like me who needs to stay focused on serving my own clients. I'd work with them again in a second." - Managing Partner, B2B Brand Marketing Consultancy

  • 18
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Durham NC

    Mindtech Apps is a mobile application and web development firm based in Budapest, Hungary. Founded in 2015, they have 20 employees who provide mobile app development, website creation, UX and UI design, and technology solutions. They work for various small, midmarket and international businesses.

    Clients
    Cheekyheads
    Turbine
    Sziget Festival
    XXLFoto
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mindtech Apps developed an MVP of a mobile healthcare app for a healthcare company. They added new features to the app, including user authentication, a calendar, notifications, data management, and offline access. Positive feedback from test users exceeded expectations and prompted further development of the app.

    “The mobile and backend partners worked together seamlessly. I was impressed by their communication abilities and the level of knowledge in the field of mobile development. The product was not only delivered on time but also implemented high quality.” – CEO, Healthcare Company

  • 19
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    5th and Melody is an SEO and design agency based in New York. Founded in 2009, their team of around 10 employees specializes in SEO, web design, and UI/UX design.

    Clients
    Kelly Blue Book
    Emory University
    Phillips
    Samsung
    Notable Project

    5th and Melody provided SEO services for an interior design firm. Following a discovery phase, the team analyzed the competition, selected target keywords, and implemented an SEO strategy.

    "We are still in the initial stages, but we already see a difference. We see our citations increase and we are gaining a bit more traffic since this started." – Owner, Interior Design Firm

  • 21
    $1,000+
    Freelancer
    Fuquay-Varina NC

    J'Marie Design Studios is a digital and print design provider located in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Founded in 2011, their team of 1–2 employees provides print, graphic, and web design for small to enterprise-level clients. On the digital side, they're particularly proficient in Adobe and WordPress. 

    Clients
    American Express
    University of North Carolina
    American Cancer Society
    Notable Project

    J'Marie Design Studios designed marketing collateral for a dental business. They created branded material in the form of brochures and flyers to pass to patients. Their high-quality and timely delivery was enthusiastically received by the client.

    "I have always been impressed with the quality of her work and prefer to support locally owned vendors whenever I can." — Owner, Dental Business

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Chapel Hill NC

    CC Studio, LLC is a software house founded in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 2009 with fewer than 10 professionals. They specialize in web development, cloud consulting, and web design solutions for small businesses in the fields of education, government, and healthcare services.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    CC Studio, LLC developed a mobile app for an educational technology company. The app was to be published on the App Store for a novice client. The app was published in record time, which the company was happy with.

    “They were able to meet our budget.” - CEO, Educational Technology Company

  • 23
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Raleigh NC
    Signal is a small software development firm. Launched in 1992, the team specializes in custom software development, web development, ux/ui design, branding, and more. The agency is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    Industries
  • 24
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Durham NC
    Established in 2015, Purpose UX is an UX company and product design company. The company specializes in ux/ui design and product design and has a small team.
  • 25
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Durham NC

    Smashing Boxes is a human-centered design and technology firm with offices in Durham, NC and New Orleans, LA. A versatile company with more than 200 employees, Smashing Boxes is comprised of cross-disciplinary product designers, developers, and engineers. Since 2010, they've worked with small, mid-market, and enterprise clients, assisting and leading projects that require web, software, app, and IoT development skills.

    Clients
    EmployUS
    Moogfest
    FHI360
    Phononic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An insurance group hired Smashing Boxes for help designing and building a mobile app that allows customers to view their insurance information, contact their agent, and make payments. Smashing Boxes executed the project successfully, designing and developing native iOS and Android apps for the insurance group.

    "We chose Smashing Boxes because we liked their enthusiasm and felt that they possessed the creativity that we wanted to see in our new app." – Insurance Group

  • 26
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Durham NC
    Midsize email marketing company Windsor Circle, is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. Established in 2011, the team focuses on email marketing, e-commerce development, ux/ui design, and mobile & app marketing.
  • 27
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Raleigh NC
    Founded in 1996, Centerline Digital is a midsize user experience company. Their team focuses on ux/ui design, branding, content marketing, digital strategy, and more. The company is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • 28
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Raleigh NC

    Founded in 2009, Webonise is a product development company headquartered in Raleigh, NC with an additional office in India. Servicing clients ranging from startups to enterprises, the team of nearly 250 software engineers, usability experts, and business analysts offer an array of services: web design and development, mobile app development, UI/UX design, and IT consulting.

    Clients
    Daily Racing Form (DRF)
    USA Football
    Notable Project

    Webonise worked with a company responsible for organizing educational interscholastic sports and activities. The client needed help restructuring its website, so Webonise created and implemented a custom design for each main page.

     

  • 30
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Durham NC
    Applied Visions, a midsize custom software development company, is headquartered in Northport, New York; Clifton Park, New York and Durham, North Carolina. Launched in 1987, the team specializes in custom software development, ux/ui design, IoT development, mobile app development, and more.
    Industries
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